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Vera McIntosh - 5/1/2016

Vera McIntosh

Vera McIntosh, age 86, of Salem, Illinois passed away April 28, 2016 at Green Tree Senior Living in Mount Vernon.  She was the former co-owner of McIntosh TV Service and McIntosh Bus Service and also worked at Brown Shoe Factory.  She was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services for Vera McIntosh for Vera McIntosh will be held Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem with Wayne Tate presiding.  Visitation will be held Sunday starting at noon until the time of service.  Interment at Summitt Prairie in Salem.  Memorials may be left to the Summitt Prairie Cemetery and may be left at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home.

Vera McIntosh is survived by her son - Francis McIntosh and wife Diana of Salem;  Daughters - Delores Donovan and husband David of Belleville, Texas;  Rena Ward and husband Jack of Laguna Vista, Texas;  Nancy Owens and husband Ronald of Ocala, Florida;  Tina Bandy and husband Bill of Texico.

Vera McIntosh was born April 7, 1930 in Salem, Illinois daughter of Farrell and Louise Brubaker.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother - Ronnie Brubaker.  


Henry M. Fenton - 4/30/2016

Henry M. Fenton

Henry M. Fenton, age 91, of Wayne City, Illinois, formerly of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, April 27 at his home in Wayne City. Mr. Fenton served the Unites States Marines during World War II in the South Pacific. He attended Wayne City Baptist Church and Optimist Club of Mount Vernon. He worked as a farmer raising Black Angus cattle and retired after 40 years from Tri-County Electric working as an electrical engineer.   

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at in the Chapel at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois with Mr Joe Bob Pierce. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Mount Vernon American Legion Post #141.  Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to Service Time 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Chapel at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.  Interment at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Wayne City Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

Henry Fenton is survived by his wife - Jean Fenton of Wayne City, Illinois;  2 brothers - Oscar Fenton of Fairfield, Illinois, James Fenton of Simms, Illinois;  2 Stepsons, 1 Stepdaughter, 5 Step grandchildren, & 10 Step Great Grandchildren Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Henry M Fenton was born Monday, September 22, 1924 in Wayne County, Illinois son of Oscar and Nora Fenton.  His parents, first wife: Bettymae, and 3 sisters preceded him in death.


Harold Roy French - 4/30/2016

Harold Roy French

Harold Roy French, 89, of Bluford, passed away Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016 at his home.  Mr. French was a lifelong farmer and worked construction until retiring in 1982.  He was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School and served as a school board member of Webber Township High School.  He was a member of Donoho Prairie Christian Church and a veteran of the US Navy, serving in the Japanese Theatre at the end of World War II.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:30pm at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with Marty Mills officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wells Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Saturday at 12:30 pm until the funeral hour.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor's favorite charity and received at the Osborn Funeral Home, PO Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830.  Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com, or on the funeral home's Facebook page.
 
In addition to his wife, Alletta French of Bluford, he is survived by three daughters, Cathy Bennett and husband Donald of Wayne City, Peggy Gardner and husband Lynn of Salem and Brenda Craig and fiancé Steve Jackson of Texico;  six grand children, Emily Jones of Fairfield, Jonathan Gardner of Salem, Randy Gardner of Knoxville, Tennessee, Joshua Craig of Boulder Creek, California, Robert French-Ytterberg of Denver, Colorado and Aaron French-Ytterberg of Corvalis, Oregon;  and two great grand children, Gavin and Taylor Jones of Fairfield.

Harold Roy French was born in Farrington township on April 13, 1927, the son of Robert and Fern (Ellis) French.  On October 15, 1955 in Mt. Vernon he married Alletta Clark and she survives.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert Harold French and Kevin Bruce French; and one infant brother, Irvin French.


Louis W. Shoemaker - 4/30/2016

Louis W. Shoemaker

Louis Walter Shoemaker, 69, of Salem, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. at his home, surrounded by his loving family.   He was a SCHS graduate of the Class of 1965. He married Shirley Mae Cain in 1966. Louie was a loyal, long time sports fan of the Colts, Dodgers and The Fighting Illini. He was retired, enjoyed traveling, adored his grandkids and he especially loved spending time with his family, friends and his beloved family pet, Izzy.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 30th at The Rankin Funeral Home in Salem with Dr. Andy DeWitt officiating.  Louis will be laid to rest in East Lawn Cemetery following the service.  Visiting hours will be from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday at Rankin Funeral Home.  Memorials in his memory may be made as a contribution to the family, or to the Celtic Hospice. They will be received by the funeral home.

Louis Shoemaker is survived by Shirley, his wife of nearly 50 years, of Salem.; daughter, Lisa Peterson & husband, Steven of Merced, California.; son, Kevin Louis Shoemaker of Centralia, Ill.; grandchildren, Tyler Peterson and Chelsea Henry and husband, Mitchel all of Merced Ca; Kolton and Kortney Shoemaker of Centralia, and his brothers, Woody and wife Phyllis of Kell, Marshall Shoemaker and Donald Shoemaker and wife Judy all of Salem.  Also a sister-in-law, Donna Shoemaker of Salem.

Louis Walter Shoemaker was born Jan 24, 1947, in Salem, Illinois.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett Newton and Gertie (Mulvaney) Shoemaker, and brothers Emmett Shoemaker, Jr and Tanner Shoemaker.


Betty Jane Cates - 4/30/2016

Betty Jane Cates

Betty Jane Cates, age 74, of Bluford, Illinois passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home in Bluford. Betty loved her family, fishing, and gardening.  She worked as a store clerk for Sharps Grocers in Mount Vernon for several years and was a member and Past President of the Women’s Auxiliary for the Bluford American Legion Post #1193.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Marty Mills presiding.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, April 29, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Interment at Egbert Cemetery in Bluford, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Hospice of the Good Samaritan or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

Betty Cates is survived by her husband - Ernie Dean Cates of Bluford, Illinois;  5 children - Terry Cremeens and wife Gayla of Ferdinand, Indiana, Gary Cremeens and wife Pam of Dix, Illinois, Sheila Pierce and husband Steve of Dale, Indiana, Jerry Peyton and wife Anita of Enfield, Illinois, Stacy Huston and husband Donnie of Wayne City, Illinois;  grandchildren - Terry Cremeens and wife Gayla of Ferdinand, Indiana, Gary Cremeens and wife Pam of Dix, Illinois, Sheila Pierce and husband Steve of Dale, Indiana, Jerry Peyton and wife Anita of Enfield, Illinois, Stacy Huston and husband Donnie of Wayne City, Illinois;  sister - Terry Cremeens and wife Gayla of Ferdinand, Indiana, Gary Cremeens and wife Pam of Dix, Illinois, Sheila Pierce and husband Steve of Dale, Indiana, Jerry Peyton and wife Anita of Enfield, Illinois, Stacy Huston and husband Donnie of Wayne City, Illinois;  2 brothers - Jesse Hatman of Paris, Tennessee, Dennis Hatman of Paris, Tenenssee;  brother-in-law - Jack Moyers of Gainsville, Missouri;  3 Sisters-in-Law:  Rosemary Williams of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Joanne Lowery of Joliet, Illinois, Donnie Hatman of Morris, Illinois;  Seven Great Grandchildren also survive.  

Betty Jane Cates was born Friday, July 18, 1941 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas daughter of Marvin and Artie Bell Hatman.  Her parents, two brothers: Doyle and Dwayne Hatman, and two sisters: Wanda Draper and Marlene Moyers preceded her in death.

 





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